Coleman hails Wallabies bench

Date published: November 14 2017

Wallabies lock Adam Coleman has praised the strength of his side's bench ahead of their second British tour match against England at Twickenham on Saturday.

The Wallabies are on a three-test British tour and defeated Wales 29-21 in Cardiff in their first match at the weekend.

“We really have pride in our bench and the impact they make and I’ve got complete confidence in whoever gets subbed in or subbed out that they add to the team,” Coleman told Reuters.

“It’s not about just being the same, they add that little bit extra in the back end of games.”

The Wallabies have suffered four successive defeats to England with the last time Australia winning in the 2015 Rugby World Cup. However, Coleman insisted preparations for Saturday’s match would be no different from any other international.

”We speak about every week being the same, whether you’re playing England, whether you’re playing the All Blacks,“ he said. ”We’re really making sure we get the finer detail in our game and we think that will be the difference.

”We had new systems in place and I think it just took a little bit of time for the boys to really shore up and nail down that detail within our defensive systems.

”I think the boys are down pat now and it’s really showing in an 80-minute performance."

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